Now that a few days have passed since my BQ attempt at Big Cottonwood, with each passing day I am becoming more and more comfortable with the idea that I will not be at the 2015 Boston Marathon. Looking at pictures from my days in Utah, how can I really be disappointed? I ran an amazing race, my fourth best marathon out of 14 overall. I got to see a new part of the country. I got to run in beautiful natural surroundings. At the end of the day, it was incredible.
As I sit here I can’t help but feel that it still stings a little bit, but soon enough I will be over it. There will be other chances for Boston, just not next year. All things happen for reasons though, so as I come to terms with it my focus turns to qualifying for 2016.
I still have a very busy fall running schedule. I actually have two more marathons this fall, so I may qualify at one of those. Maybe I won’t. After giving it my all this past weekend in Utah, I am not sure I really have the legs to be honest. It may have to wait until next year. I’m ok with that.
Next up is Chicago. Yes, running in Chicago will be just a treat. I am looking forward to the crowd support and running the streets of Chicago, one of the big marathons in the world. Time to turn my focus to that. I just want to enjoy the marathon in its simplest form, feet on pavement. I will run it keeping in mind how lucky I am to be healthy enough to run 26.2 miles.